Greensboro, North Carolina July 10 - 12, 2015

Announcing the Winners

After much deliberation, our distinguished panel of judges has selected this year’s winning films. Congratulations to all of the filmmakers and teams who participated. We are proud to announce our winners.

Kudos to The Magic Shop for winning Best Film of 2015. Their film Gotta Go will go on to represent Greensboro against all the other city winners around the world at Filmapalooza 2016.


1st Place: Best Film of 2015

Gotta Go by The Magic Shop

2nd Place: Best Film of 2015

Return by 5 Million Galaxies

3rd Place: Best Film of 2015

What Lies in the Night by 4 Leagues Media

Required Elements

  • Character: Tammy or Tommy Nester, Real Estate Agent
  • Prop: An award
  • Line: Who died and made you king?

Audience Favorite: Group A

Gotta Go by The Magic Shop

Audience Favorite: Group B

What Lies in the Night by 4 Leagues Media

Audience Favorite: Group C

Surreal Estate by Longbow Entertainment

Best Writing

Gotta Go by The Magic Shop

Best Editing

Return by 5 Million Galaxies

Best Directing

What Lies in the Night by 4 Leagues Media

Best Cinematography

Mr. 1989 by Goodnight Creative

Honorable Mention
Return by 5 Million Galaxies

Best Sound Design

Return by 5 Million Galaxies

Best Musical Score

Hell on Heels by 13th Pygmy Productions

Best Acting

Honorable Mention
What Lies in the Night by 4 Leagues Media

Best Actor

Comedy - Darren Hummel Gotta Go by The Magic Shop

Drama - Patrick Parker The System by General Pictures

Best Actress

Comedy - Shannon Rosato Gotta Go by The Magic Shop

Drama - Abby Burris The System by General Pictures

Honorable Mention
Alexa Yeames as the Daughter Last Words by Mills48

Best Graphics

Grey Matters by Contagious Media Productions

Best Special Effects

The Spy Who Sold Me by Broken Zebra

Best Costumes

Grey Matters by Contagious Media Productions

Best Use of Character

Bunker Down by Eccentrics Anonymous

Best Use of Prop

Surreal Estate by Longbow Entertainment

Hell on Heels by 13th Pygmy Productions

Best Use of Line

Surreal Estate by Longbow Entertainment

2015 Film List

  • "Ruler of the Fourth" by W.S.E.R.

    On the Fourth of July, 3 teen misfits stumble upon a threat to the Greatest American Pastime.

  • A Case of Cookies by the Bermuda Square

    Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? Can dad get to the bottom of this mystery.

  • Bunker Down by Eccentrics Anonymous

    With apocalypse on the near horizon, various character vie to purchase the final doomsday bunker.

  • Coffee and Yoga by Brooska

    Starting bad, doesn't always end bad!

  • Dead Air by Plumb Line Pictures

    Night time radio host wife is kidnapped can detect billionaire help?

  • Dream House by OFF/Sides Productions

    While couples and families roam though a dream home during an open house, a man in search of a free

  • Gotta Go by The Magic Shop

    A unfulfilled realtor discovers a mystery in the men's bathroom.

  • Grandma's by Big Racket Productions

    You'll die laughing

  • Grey Matters by Contagious Media Productions

    Living with Heroes

  • Hell on Heels by 13th Pygmy Productions

    A young girl’s flight of fantasy transports the viewer into a world where her hero must race against

  • Last Words by Mills48

    A mother's hope.

  • Line of Descent by Mind over Matter Films

    A criminal father kidnaps his daughter because he doesn't approve of who she is in love with.

  • Milk Money by ENTense Focus Films

    Two friends and their idiotic journey to pay the rent

  • Mr. 1989 by Goodnight Creative

    A man works through a uniquely depressing day.

  • Nestivity by Type|Forty Productions

    You don't always get what you pay for

  • Open House by Johnson Brothers Productions

    Selling a house attracts all types.

  • People and Paperwork by Layla Films

    A real estate agent becomes trapped in a fantasy world

  • Real State by Deep River Films

    An unsuccessful realtor is meeting with an intriguing man who needs a new agent.

  • Return by 5 Million Galaxies

    You CAN go home again

  • SACKED by StumbleREADY

    It's time to take out the trash...

  • Surreal Estate by Longbow Entertainment

    A man without a house finds a home

  • The Centaur by Milkshake

    Real estate agent is too good at his job and can't ignore his true passion.

  • The Costs of Dating by Like Water Cinema

    Man develops a relationship with a female inmate who gets released early and tracks him down.

  • The Holdout by Bottom Shelf Films

    In for a penny...in to the ground.

  • The Queen of Spin by Custom Made

    What's the crown worth to her?

  • The Spy Who Sold Me by Broken Zebra

    Real estate agent by day, secret agent by night.

  • The System by General Pictures

    Even at the fringes, it's about economics.

  • There's no I in comc books by Unstoppable Failure

    Some people can't appreciate what you do

  • They're Home by A/4 Productions

    A realtor sells a newlywed couple their first house and falls into a voyeuristic spiral; becoming di

  • Trouble in Deed by A Killer Team

    Real estate overcomes many obstacles to achieve a difficult sale.

  • What Lies in the Night by 4 Leagues Media

    A peaceful night with the family turns into a disturbing encounter.

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